Heathrow Hits All-time High With 77 Million Passengers

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(Image: Heathrow Airport)

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Heathrow Airport says it welcomed a record 6.76 million passengers in June (+2.3% from June 2016), boosting the number of passengers travelling through in the past 12 months to 77m for the first time in Heathrow’s history. The airport also hit a daily record, with 259,917 passengers flying through on June 30th, the airport’s busiest day ever.
Heathrow says Long-haul markets remain strong with passenger numbers to the Middle East and East Asia growing by almost 10% and more than 5% respectively. It added that airlines on these routes are making the most of their slots by switching to larger aircraft and increasing their load factors. Travel to regional destinations also grew, with newcomer FlyBe increasing its domestic share and flying 22,000 more passengers to Scottish destinations this month.
Cargo volumes in June were up over 13% on last year with freight going to and from Latin America up more than 38% compared to 2016. North America retains its position as the largest cargo market for Heathrow, with June’s volume to these destinations 15.8% higher than last year. In response to high demand at Heathrow, American Airlines cargo has opened a new expanded pharmaceutical cargo facility.

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